In a new interview with Metal Hammer magazine, GUNS N’ ROSES bassist Duff McKagan shared a story about MOTÖRHEAD legend Lemmy Kilmister, recalling a peculiar incident also involving his wife, Susan Holmes McKagan.
“I was a Seattle punker, and we all listened to AC/DC and CHEAP TRICK and THE SWEET and MONTROSE, anything that rocked we were down with,” Duff said. “But when ‘Ace of Spades’ came out on seven-inch it was like, ‘Holy f*ck!’ It showed us that there was a whole new direction we could go in. I don’t know any rocker for whom this song didn’t change their trajectory and perspective.
“My band LOADED toured Europe with MOTÖRHEAD and I got to play guitar on stage with them every night which was amazing. Lemmy is God-like. I remember being at an awards show in London with my wife Susan, who’s super-hot, and she wore this dress that was super-revealing, to the point that she had to wear a coat over it.
He continued: “But Lemmy was there, and I was like, ‘Honey, we have to go and show Lemmy your dress.’ He was the only guy who got to see her in full, and you could see everything because, you know, he’s Lemmy and you have to pay respects to the godfather.”
GUNS N’ ROSES have recently announced the rescheduled dates for its U.S. tour. The trek will now kick off on July 31, 2021, at Hersheypark Stadium and will run through early October with a two-night run at the Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, Florida. Support on the tour will come from Wolfgang Van Halen‘s new band MAMMOTH WVH. Tickets and dates for the tour can be found here.